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Optometrists

in Massachusetts

Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions. Ophthalmologists are included in "Physicians and Surgeons, All Other" (29-1069).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
291041  Optometrists 1,094 1,303 209 19.10 % 60 21 39 Doctoral or professional degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Ambulatory Health Care Services    720  66 % 870  66 % 150  19 % $140,780
Health and Personal Care Stores    140  13 % 160  13 % 20  18 % $121,880
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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